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Can you get a student loan if you have assets?

Unsubsidized student loans are available to all students, regardless of financial need. The impact of an asset depends on whether it is a student asset or a parent asset.

How does StudentAid BC work?

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and other programs. The program considers income and resources against basic educational costs and a moderate standard of living.

Do student loans count as income BC?

Luckily, student loans are considered for taxes, and you can claim any interest you pay for eligible loans on your tax return as a nonrefundable credit!

What is Appendix 1 in StudentAid BC?

The information in Appendix 1 is necessary to assess how much money the applicant’s parent(s)/ step-parent/sponsor/legal guardian may be expected to contribute, based on their previous year’s income tax return.

Does having money in your bank account affect financial aid?

The type of savings account you have will affect the amount of money you are expected to pay for college. A traditional savings account or money in a brokerage account will decrease the amount of financial aid you are eligible for the most. Retirement savings accounts, however, have no effect on the FAFSA.

Does your parents income affect your student loan?

If you’re a dependant student, that means that the amount of student finance you receive will be determined by your gross taxable household income (basically what your parents make in a year). This means everyone who lives in your household’s income will be taken into account.

How many hours can you work while on student loans?

If you’re eligible to work off-campus, you can work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session. During scheduled breaks, like the summer or winter holidays and spring break, you’re allowed to work more than 20 hours.

Do I have to report my student loans on my tax return?

When filing taxes, don’t report your student loans as income. Student loans aren’t taxable because you’ll eventually repay them. But any portion of those funds used for room and board, research, travel or optional equipment is taxable. You’ll report it as part of your gross income.

What is Appendix 3 StudentAid BC?

The institution and program information on Appendix 3 allows StudentAid BC to determine whether the programs for which students request funding are eligible in accordance with StudentAid BC policy and to determine the financial eligibility of the costs provided on this form by the institution.

How do I contact StudentAid BC?

StudentAid BC

  1. 1-800-561-1818 (Toll-free from within Canada and the US)
  2. +1-778-309-4621 (From outside North America)

At what age does parents income not affect financial aid?

A student age 24 or older by Dec. 31 of the award year is considered independent for federal financial aid purposes.

When do you get your assessment notice in BC?

In January, as per the Assessment Act, every property owner in British Columbia receives their annual assessment notice from BC Assessment. Your assessment notice estimates the market value of your property as of July 1 of the previous year.

How does StudentAid BC assess your financial need?

StudentAid BC assesses your financial need considering allowable costs and resources and determines whether or not you will receive funding. You will receive a notification of assessment that tells you how much funding you are eligible to receive.

When to apply for student loans in BC?

StudentAid BC will process your application within six weeks and notify you of the outcome on your dashboard account. The latest you can apply for full-time student loans is 6 weeks before your study program ends as long you have provided all the required documentation.

When do I get my property tax assessment in British Columbia?

Learn more about how a change in your assessed value may impact your property taxes. If you are a property owner in British Columbia, you will receive an assessment notice in January that shows the assessed value of your property as of July 1, 2020.